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Lowndes participates in medical symposium

Posted on March 26, 2015 at 9:45 am

A Franklin County native was among the presenters at the 31st International Seating Symposium, held Feb. 26–28 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville. Dr. Emily Lowndes, formerly from Winchester, has presented in other research projects and was also one of the presenters at the 2014 ISS Conference held in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. The ISS is the lead educational and scientific conference which features the field of

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  • Pressure builds as deadline for jail expansion plan nears

    Posted on March 24, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    Overcrowding an ongoing problem   STAFF WRITER philip j. lorenz III   Inmate overcrowding in the Franklin County Jail isn’t unique to this county or middle Tennessee, but it is an issue demanding attention locally before it puts more stress on inmates, law enforcement and opens the door to expensive litigation. Sheriff Tim Fuller and Franklin County Commissioner Eddie Clark invited the county commissioners to attend a special County Corrections

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  • High bond set in Shelbyville shooting case

    Posted on March 19, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    A Winchester man accused of murdering his estranged wife in Shelbyville last weekend had his bond set at $750,000 in Bedford County General Sessions Court. James Timothy Hall, 58, of Winchester was also ordered to undergo a mental evaluation. Hall is accused of first degree murder, burglary and reckless endangerment in the shooting death of Kristal L. Hall at a residence on Highway 64 East in Shelbyville last Saturday morning.

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Initialing way to Winchester Square business opportunities

Posted on March 26, 2015 at 9:30 am

STAFF WRITER courtney stachel   The Winchester Square has a diversified business climate with one shop signing its way toward five full years in operation. Initial it, owned by Jen McCarty at 111 1st Ave. N.E., is a monogramming shop, specializing in monogramming, embroidery and personalizing gifts. McCarty recently renovated her space on the Square to accommodate more items like bags and monogrammed onesies. McCarty opened up Initial It in

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  • Long extended sweet tooth satisfaction

    Posted on March 19, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    Winchester’s business climate is paramount to the city’s economy, and Designer Cakes & Cookies has been a mainstay, satisfying sweet cravings more than a dozen years on the historic Winchester Square. Shae Frame, owner of Designer Cakes & Cookies, purchased the store in January 2013 at its 7A South College Street location. Frame says she purchased the bakery to embrace new opportunities. Designer Cakes & Cookies offers cakes for any

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  • Opening at New Location

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 9:19 am

              Ribbon Cutting held for The Body Shop Health and Wellness Studio The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting for the opening of the new location of The Body Shop Health and Wellness Studio located at 1840 Sharp Springs Road in Winchester. Call 931-361-4316 to hear about the services provided. Pictured, from left are, Chamber Executive Director Judy Taylor, Morgan Keen, Arianna Boyle, Alexis

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George Fraley: A leader who has given so much back to Franklin County

Posted on March 27, 2015 at 5:00 am

To those who know George Fraley, his track record speaks for itself. And fittingly so, today will mark a significant milestone in paying tribute to a local political leader who has given so much back to his home county. A resolution, recently passed by the Tennessee House of Representatives of the 109th General Assembly, pays tribute to the former state representative who is a long-time Winchester resident with a long

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  • Playtime is over for Obamacare’s foes

    Posted on January 16, 2015 at 5:00 am

    Friends of Obamacare, horrified that the Supreme Court has taken a case that could blow up the federal health insurance exchanges, should recalibrate their dread. While the health reforms were safely humming along, there was little political price for demanding their demise. Thanks to the Supreme Court, now there is. Years of carpet-bombing assaults on Obamacare have left many Americans thinking that they don’t like the Affordable Care Act. But

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  • A genuine heavyweight

    Posted on January 6, 2015 at 5:00 am

    There is a shorthand people around politics use when measuring potential presidents: Is this candidate really a “heavyweight” — meaning an individual of seriousness, intelligence and gravity — or is he, heaven forfend, a “lightweight” so un-reflective and superficial that he could tap-dance on a souffle? By every measurable standard, Mario Cuomo, the former three-time governor of New York who died on New Year’s Day at 82, was a genuine

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